Diversity and Inclusion

At the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, we recognise the fundamental importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in driving collaboration and innovation in engineering. 

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Our goal is to harness a broad spectrum of perspectives and experiences to generate better ideas, achieve more impactful results, and empower individuals to reach their full potential. We are committed to providing equitable opportunities for all - irrespective of age, cultural background, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or race - to contribute and influence every level of our community, school, faculty, and university. 

The University of Adelaide acknowledges that addressing structural and cultural barriers is crucial to creating a truly inclusive environment. To this end, the university has implemented several initiatives, including the Yangadlitya – Reconciliation Action Plan, the Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP), and the Dornwell Framework – a staff gender equity strategy. Additionally, the University’s Staff Values and Behaviour Framework reinforces its commitment to equity and inclusion by defining expectations for staff conduct and engagement, in alignment with the values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence, and discovery. 

By embracing diversity and valuing the dignity of every individual, we strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and respected. We celebrate excellence and consistently aim to exceed expectations. With curiosity and energy, we approach the future with an open mind, ready to learn and grow together. 

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